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Funding opportunity: 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grants Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”) and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”). The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas. Please click here to view the full announcement.

Key Dates and Time Application Start Date: 03/16/2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET Application Submission Deadline: 04/17/2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET Anticipated Funding Selection Date: N/A Anticipated Award Date: No later than 09/30/2015 Other Key Dates Projected Award Start Date(s): 06/01/2015 Projected Award End Date(s): 09/30/2015

Application Process DHS makes all funding opportunities available through the common electronic “storefront”, accessible on the Internet at For details on how to apply through, please read the full FOA, Section IX. How to Apply. If you experience difficulties accessing information or have any questions, please call the Contact Center at (800) 518-4726. FP&S Application Home Page Links to the AFG Application portal are available via, the US Fire Administration, or the AFG Website.

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